Translation of odds in Spanish:
- 1 (in betting)(proporción en que se ofrece pagar una apuesta, que refleja las posibilidades de acierto de la misma)bookmakers are giving o laying odds of ten to oneI'll lay (you) odds of two to one it doesn't happenlos corredores de apuestas están dando or ofreciendo diez contra unoby all odds (American English) to pay over the odds (British English)te apuesto doble contra sencillo or dos a una a que no pasapagar más de la cuentaExample sentences
- At odds of 16-1, and with White displaying splendid form throughout the first five days of action, it began to look like very prescient gambling.
- Use of the Whipple Bumper is expected to reduce the odds of a collision to one in ten.
- As illustrated by the odds ratios, the odds of rearrest for traditionally adjudicated offenders are two times those of drug court participants.
- 2 (likelihood, chances)the odds were heavily against her winningprobabilidades (feminine plural)posibilidades (feminine plural)all the odds are in your favortenía muy pocas probabilidades or posibilidades de ganarthe odds are that …tienes todas las de ganarlo tienes todo a tu favorto lengthen/shorten the oddslo más probable or seguro es que …this increases o shortens the odds of …disminuir/aumentar las probabilidadesthe odds on him recovering were never goodesto hace más probable que …esto aumenta las probabilidades de que …the pilot survived against (all) the oddsnunca hubo muchas probabilidades de que se recuperasedespite overwhelming oddsaunque parezca increíble, el piloto sobrevivióa pesar de tenerlo todo en contraExample sentences
- In another, the odds against chance were calculated to be 10 11 to 1.
- If this does not happen the odds are that the Mountmellick TD could be on his way out of Leinster House.
- And when that happened the odds are that we would lose both the building and the local provision of services.
- 3 (difference) (British English) [colloquial]it makes no odds (to me)(me) da igual or da lo mismono (me) importa
- 4 (variance) See examples: to be at odds (with somebody/something)the two factions are still at oddsthose two are always at odds with each otherlas dos facciones siguen (estando) enfrentadasit will put o set him at odds with his superiorsesos dos siempre están en desacuerdothat's at odds with the official versionlo enfrentará a sus superioreseso no concuerda con la versión oficial
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